Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Video Art - Documentary Night

On Wednesday February 21st at 7pm we'll be watching a 'Old Skool Revolutionaries' by Jon Cates (2003).

This is a great opportunity to learn about and discuss the evolution and history of technological art.

"Jon Cates's documentary on the beginnings of video art at the School of the Art Institute in the 1970s abjures journalistic conventions—there's no narrator, and we aren't given the names of key participants (who include Phil Morton, Dan Sandin, and Gene Youngblood) until the end. Instead Cates captures the experimental spirit of the time by using contemporary scenes of the artists explaining their theories that have been altered with Sandin's “image processor,” an analog device for manipulating video. It's hard not to feel nostalgic for the utopianism these gurus express (new media will create “a viable anarchistic society,” in the future we will be able “to dial and tune our brains”), even now that the interactivity they dreamed of has been realized on the Internet—albeit with pop-up ads." - Fred Camper

please join us at AfterMath gallery, 165 Gloucester St. Feel free to bring your friends. Attendance is free.

Sign up for the regular event series here:

https://www.meetup.com/Christchurch-Experimental-Digital-Art-Meetup/events/246895172/

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Nov
30
5:00 PM17:00

Night Vision - Digital Art Exhibition

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A selection of artworks by local digital artists at AfterMath gallery, opening Thursday November 30th at 5pm.


Swing by after work for a wine and be dazzled by the brilliance of our local digital arts community.

Night Vision explores the aesthetic of the contemporary digital through elaborate imagery and the pleasures of finding the hidden.

== featuring ==
+ Ken Clark who has exhibited internationally in London, USA and Switzerland.
+ Emma Kotulo, an exciting new artist and current student at UC fine arts.
+ Crispin Field, our favourite local contemporary digital artist and long time collaborator, with some new works =D

The exhibition will also feature a new VR work (in progress) by Ronan Whitteker, as well as new works from The Drawing Machine, courtesy of Nicholas Keyse.

Come, visit the future of art.

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Jul
22
1:30 PM13:30

Digital Art Workshop #2 - Building Blocks

The first of three workshops in the digital arts. Hosted by AfterMath Gallery and funded by Creative NZ, in these workshops we will explore the emerging digital arts through the lens of 4 New Zealand artists, talking about their experiences, passions and process.

No technical skills will be necessary.

The workshops run bi-weekly on Saturday afternoons, from 1:30pm.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

This week we have:
Mo H. Zareei aka mHz talking about his sonic arts and the 'unmusical'
Birgit Bachler will talk about "Networking Natures && Coding Cultures" including the process of connecting water with an Internet of Things
Gregory Bennett talking about his animation process and the types of meaning available in his works, as well as where 3D animation is going in the future.

In this second episode we will be talking around the processes and building blocks useful to those new to the digital arts. We'll be discussing the nature of the digital and looking at how to bring these themes into the real world.

Tickets starting from $10 for unwaged/working-poor: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/digital-art-workshops-aftermath-gallery-tickets-35865114523

We look forward to sharing this moment with you.

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Jul
8
1:30 PM13:30

Digital Art Workshop #1 - Foundations

The first of three workshops in the digital arts. Hosted by AfterMath Gallery and funded by Creative NZ, in these workshops we will explore the emerging digital arts through the lens of 4 New Zealand artists, talking about their experiences, passions and process.

No technical skills will be necessary.

The workshops run bi-weekly on Saturday afternoons, from 1:30pm.

Food and refreshments will be provided.

This week we have:
Hana Aoake and Mya Morrison-Middleton from Fresh and Fruity
Ian Clothier from Intercreate.org
John Chrisstoffels from the University of Canterbury

In the first week, we'll be covering the foundations of digital art, and how we as people can relate to the digital. This will cover complex topics such as nonlinearities of cultural transmission as well as alien identites in the modern world.

Tickets starting from $10 for unwaged/working-poor: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/digital-art-workshops-aftermath-gallery-tickets-35865114523

We look forward to sharing this moment with you.

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